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Limited Company formation

Our Limited Company formation service is fast and easy to complete. Simply pick your desired company name, fill in an online form and Crunch can swiftly register it with Companies House subject to availability.

Register a UK Limited Company for just £10 with Crunch, which is even cheaper than going directly through Companies House.

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Company registration with Crunch

Our easy-to-use online service is only costs £10. We can also undertake the process for those who sign up to Limited Company accounting with Crunch.

Crunch also has special offers on business insurance and opening a business bank account. We will reimburse your £10 fee should you opt for one of these offers.

Crunch has set up over 10,000 Limited Companies over the past decade. We provide everything to make the process of becoming a Limited Company director extremely straightforward.

How does the incorporation process work?

Crunch makes it simple to register a Limited Company, and takes care of everything required by Companies House.

We can help with every aspect towards becoming a Limited Company director.

Crunch can advise about:

- accounting;
- bank business account;
- business email address;
- free business phone number;
- insurance;
- registering a domain name, and
- running a website.

Crunch makes it easy to register a Limited Company

Step 1

Check whether your desired business name is available

Step 2

Complete an online application, which takes around five minutes

Step 3

Receive certificate of incorporation and other documents

Once your online application has been filed there are offers to consider

Should you take out Limited Company accounting plan, open a business account through our banking partners or take out small business insurance through Crunch then we will reimburse your £10 fee.

What you get when you register a Limited Company

First Company Minutes

Although you probably will not actually conduct an initial meeting, these First Company Minutes detail the process of forming your new Limited Company.

Official certificates & company documents

Your Certificate of Incorporation includes your new company details and the UK Coat of Arms as well as Share Certificates issued.

Articles of Association

The Articles of Association, or Memorandum, is similar to the Limited Company's terms & conditions. It sets out the rules that will govern the administration, such as voting rights.

Memorandum of Association

The Memorandum, similar to a mission statement, sets out how the company must operate and the duties it must undertake (the “Company Objects”).

Combined Company Register

This lists the individuals involved in the running of your Limited Company. It also reveals details of any other company interests a director may have.

Why business owners count on Crunch

Milind Barve

January 24, 2022

One of the best online accountants. I ran two Limited Companies with Crunch. An amazing experience, I would definitely recommend.

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Annie Munday

January 24, 2022

Crunch are fantastic. Always there to support you, which is especially useful when you are a new business owner. Super fast and reliable service.

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Rob

January 21, 2022

Crunch has always provided me with a great service. I have repeatedly recommended them to my friends.

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Pick the best accounting software solution for you

Crunch wants to make the process of managing money a breeze for your business. Our software plans are convenient, feature-rich and user-friendly.

Help is never more than a phone call away. Crunch can connect you to a specialist so that all the support you will ever need is readily available.

Crunch wants to make you powerful, productive and profitable.

Free forever

Crunch Free

Perfect starter accountancy & tax software for a Sole Trader or Limited Company.
Forever free and upgradable.

From £0.00

Free forever
VAT Add-on @ £3.50+VAT per month
Self Assessment Add-on @ £95+VAT
Upgradable to Crunch Pro, Crunch Premium & Crunch Small Business plans
Choose this plan
Free accounting software

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Upgrade to pro to get unlimited accounting support and advice tailored to your business from our expert team.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Instant chat with your client managers for effortless questions.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Year end accounts

For Limited companies, we will ensure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. All you need to do is ensure your accounts are up to date and our expert accountants will prepare perfectly and file directly with HMRC and Companies House.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Tax-efficient dividends

Crunch software for Limited Companies is the most advanced in the market with the ability to pay yourself as a Director in the most efficient way possible. The software calculates everything, produces a Dividend Certificate, along with a tax efficient Director's payroll and even produces Board Meeting minutes approving the dividend release.

VAT filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. VAT filing can be added quickly to make Crunch Free even more powerful.

Self Assessment filing
add-on

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income. You can easily get this brilliant service as a separate ADD-ON for Crunch Free users.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Since IR35 doesn’t apply to sole traders, our IR35 support is not applicable to those on our Sole Trader Pro package.

Company formation

Sole traders don't need to form a Limited Company however if you want to switch it's super easy and the Crunch team will form one for you.

Service address & mail forwarding

Sole traders do not require this service.

Registered office service

If you are a Sole trader, a sole trader doesn’t need a Registered Office. For a Limited company this service can be purchased as an add-on.

Professional references

Whether you need a lettings, mortgage, financial, or non-financial reference, we can help.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

Most popular

Limited Company Pro

Includes software and unlimited support to get you through to yearend accounts, director payroll, dividends and more

From £39.50

+VAT per month
Includes Payroll for 2 Directors
£3.30+VAT / Employee payroll
(min 5. employees)

To save continual changes in billing, employee payroll is sold in blocks of 5:

1-5 employees at £16.50 per month

6-10 employees at £21.50 per month

11-15 employees at £25.50 per month

CIS without contractors at £21.50 per month

CIS with 1-10 sub-contractors at £42.50 per month

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Choose this plan
Pro accounting software

Easy-to-use online accounting software that lets you send and track all your invoices, and record payments and expenses, so you can get a real-time view of how your business is doing anytime, anywhere.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck
add-on

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

Crunch Pro package clients are able to purchase an Accountancy Healthcheck as an add-on service.

In-app chat

Upgrade to Premium and start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Year end accounts
add-on

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

Crunch Pro package clients are able to purchase Year-end-accounts as an add-on service. Please speak to an advisor.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Pro package clients can have up to two directors taking a salary up to the relevant National Insurance (NI) threshold. If you wish to take more than the NI threshold amount as a salary you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

Tax-efficient dividends

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

VAT registration and filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

Self Assessment filing
add-on

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment, and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income. 

Self Assessment support comes as standard on our Premium package.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution
add-on

Upgrade to our Crunch Premium package if you have any concerns about IR35. We have a complete range of IR35 solutions: our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Crunch Pro package clients get unlimited online IR35 assessments and are able to purchase a detailed IR35 review as an add-on service.

Company formation

We’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

Service address & mail forwarding

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence. This service is included as standard in our Premium package.

Registered office address
add-on

Crunch can provide an additional service to hide your home address from the public register and provide digital copies of all your company post.

Professional references
add-on

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

Free forever!

Crunch Free

Perfect starter accountancy & tax software for a Sole Trader or Limited Company.
Forever free and upgradable.

From £0.00

Free forever
VAT Add-on @ £3.50+VAT per month
Self Assessment Add-on @ £95+VAT
Upgradable to Crunch Pro, Crunch Premium & Crunch Small Business plans
Choose this plan
Free accounting software

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Upgrade to pro to get unlimited accounting support and advice tailored to your business from our expert team.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Instant chat with your client managers for effortless questions.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Year end accounts

For Limited companies, we will ensure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. All you need to do is ensure your accounts are up to date and our expert accountants will prepare perfectly and file directly with HMRC and Companies House.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Tax-efficient dividends

Crunch software for Limited Companies is the most advanced in the market with the ability to pay yourself as a Director in the most efficient way possible. The software calculates everything, produces a Dividend Certificate, along with a tax efficient Director's payroll and even produces Board Meeting minutes approving the dividend release.

VAT filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. VAT filing can be added quickly to make Crunch Free even more powerful.

Self Assessment filing
add-on

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income. You can easily get this brilliant service as a separate ADD-ON for Crunch Free users.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Since IR35 doesn’t apply to sole traders, our IR35 support is not applicable to those on our Sole Trader Pro package.

Company formation

Sole traders don't need to form a Limited Company however if you want to switch it's super easy and the Crunch team will form one for you.

Service address & mail forwarding

Sole traders do not require this service.

Registered office service

If you are a Sole trader, a sole trader doesn’t need a Registered Office. For a Limited company this service can be purchased as an add-on.

Professional references

Whether you need a lettings, mortgage, financial, or non-financial reference, we can help.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

Everything you need

Limited Company Premium

Our 'ALL IN' package with everything from Limited Company Pro and more. For 1-4 Director Ltd Company businesses.

From £115.50

+VAT per month
Includes Payroll for 1-4 Directors
£3.30+VAT / Employee payroll
(min 5. employees)

To save continual changes in billing, employee payroll is sold in blocks of 5:

1-5 employees at £16.50 per month

6-10 employees at £21.50 per month

11-15 employees at £25.50 per month

CIS without contractors at £21.50 per month

CIS with 1-10 sub-contractors at £42.50 per month

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Choose this plan
Pro accounting software

Easy-to-use online accounting software that lets you send and track all your invoices, and record payments and expenses, so you can get a real-time view of how your business is doing anytime, anywhere.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Year end accounts

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Pro package clients can have up to two directors taking a salary up to the relevant National Insurance (NI) threshold. If you wish to take more than the NI threshold amount as a salary you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

Tax-efficient dividends

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

VAT registration and filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

Self Assessment filing

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our Premium package offers a complete range of IR35 solutions. Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Company formation

We’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

Service address & mail forwarding

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence.

Registered office address
add-on

Crunch can provide an additional service to hide your home address from the public register and provide digital copies of all your company post.

Professional references

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

Free forever!

Crunch Free

Perfect starter accountancy & tax software for a Sole Trader or Limited Company.
Forever free and upgradable.

From £0.00

Free forever
VAT Add-on @ £3.50+VAT per month
Self Assessment Add-on @ £95+VAT
Upgradable to Crunch Pro, Crunch Premium & Crunch Small Business plans
Choose this plan
Free accounting software

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Upgrade to pro to get unlimited accounting support and advice tailored to your business from our expert team.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Instant chat with your client managers for effortless questions.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Year end accounts

For Limited companies, we will ensure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. All you need to do is ensure your accounts are up to date and our expert accountants will prepare perfectly and file directly with HMRC and Companies House.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Tax-efficient dividends

Crunch software for Limited Companies is the most advanced in the market with the ability to pay yourself as a Director in the most efficient way possible. The software calculates everything, produces a Dividend Certificate, along with a tax efficient Director's payroll and even produces Board Meeting minutes approving the dividend release.

VAT filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. VAT filing can be added quickly to make Crunch Free even more powerful.

Self Assessment filing
add-on

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income. You can easily get this brilliant service as a separate ADD-ON for Crunch Free users.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Since IR35 doesn’t apply to sole traders, our IR35 support is not applicable to those on our Sole Trader Pro package.

Company formation

Sole traders don't need to form a Limited Company however if you want to switch it's super easy and the Crunch team will form one for you.

Service address & mail forwarding

Sole traders do not require this service.

Registered office service

If you are a Sole trader, a sole trader doesn’t need a Registered Office. For a Limited company this service can be purchased as an add-on.

Professional references

Whether you need a lettings, mortgage, financial, or non-financial reference, we can help.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

everything you need

Limited Company Premium

Our 'ALL IN' package with everything from Limited Company Pro and more. For 1-4 Director Ltd Company businesses.

From £115.50

+VAT per month
Includes Payroll for 1-4 Directors
£3.30+VAT / Employee payroll
(min 5. employees)

To save continual changes in billing, employee payroll is sold in blocks of 5:

1-5 employees at £16.50 per month

6-10 employees at £21.50 per month

11-15 employees at £25.50 per month

CIS without contractors at £21.50 per month

CIS with 1-10 sub-contractors at £42.50 per month

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Pro accounting software

Easy-to-use online accounting software that lets you send and track all your invoices, and record payments and expenses, so you can get a real-time view of how your business is doing anytime, anywhere.

Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

Record & track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch software.

Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

Bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy. Once your account is up to date and reconciled, our software will make publishing your accounts and filing your statutory returns easy.

Real time tax dashboard

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

Unlimited accountancy support

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

Dedicated client management

Your own team of Crunch client managers will be on hand for day-to-day contact. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC. We’re online, so you’ll always be able to get hold of us; no appointments, no fuss.

Annual accountancy healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

In-app chat

Start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

HMRC Registration

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

Year end accounts

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Pro package clients can have up to two directors taking a salary up to the relevant National Insurance (NI) threshold. If you wish to take more than the NI threshold amount as a salary you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

Tax-efficient dividends

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

VAT registration and filing

If you’re VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently. 

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Your software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

Self Assessment filing

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income.

TwinTrack - ultimate IR35 solution

Our Premium package offers a complete range of IR35 solutions. Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Company formation

We’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

Service address & mail forwarding

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence.

Registered office address
add-on

Crunch can provide an additional service to hide your home address from the public register and provide digital copies of all your company post.

Professional references

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

Snap app

Record expenses instantly on your mobile with our app (‘Snap’). Simply take a picture of your receipt and Snap will capture all the important data (including date, price, and VAT), then automatically record it as an expense in your Crunch account. Available for Android and iPhone.

TripCatcher

Easily keep track of business mileage on the go with 'TripCatcher'. Just enter the miles you’ve travelled after each business journey using the free TripCatcher app or website. Your mileage claim will be calculated and recorded as an expense automatically in your Crunch account. It’ll even take care of any tricky VAT calculations needed if you’re VAT registered.

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Crunch Add-ons

Our Crunch accountancy packages can be as unique as your business

Crunch designed to be easy-to-use, powerful and flexible. We offer a range of services that you can add to your Crunch account whenever your business requires them.

Bookkeeping

Crunch provides regular bookkeeping support as well as a rapid one-off service to bring your accounts up-to-date.

Starting from £40+VAT

Payroll

Crunch offers a Real-Time Information (RTI)-compliant payroll service, supported by our Chartered Certified accountants.

Starting from £16.50+VAT

CIS 

Crunch's CIS service streamlines the process for contractors and subcontractors working in the construction industry, to ensure the correct tax and NI payments are made.

Starting from £21.50+VAT

Pension Auto Enrolment

Crunch offers a pension auto enrolment scheme for your employees, with our expert accountants dealing with the deductions from payslips.

Initial set-up fee £300+VAT

Frequently asked questions about Company Formations with Crunch

How can I set up a Limited Company for free through Crunch?

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Your first step is to decide on what you’d like to call your new company, then use our search box above to check your preferred name is available. After that we’ll transfer you to our Crunch Formations site where you can begin the quick and simple process of forming your limited company with our online application. The self-service formation process costs just £10, but if you sign up to a paid Crunch account when you form, we'll refund your formation fee! There are no hidden costs and you'll find we're even cheaper than doing it directly with Companies House!

If you choose to become a Crunch limited company accountancy client with one of our great value packages of online accountancy software and expert advice and support, we will even do it all for you as part of your onboarding process.

What information do I need to set up a Limited Company?

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We explain everything in our Knowledge article about setting up a limited company, but it's pretty simple really. You need to decide on a name for your new business and check its available and meets the rules on naming a UK company. Then you need to decide who will be the shareholders and company directors and how many shares they should have. You can also decide on who will be the company secretary if you're going to have one. You'll need to make sure that all the directors meet the criteria for being a company director and understand their directors' responsibilities.

You'll need to make a list of all the people who have significant control over the company (known as a person of significant control or PSC) and store it as your psc register - more details on our article: what is a PSC register.

You'll need to provide at least three pieces of personal information about yourself and your shareholders, for example:

  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Father’s first name
  • Telephone number
  • National Insurance number
  • Passport number.

Can you set up a Limited Company for me?

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Absolutely - if you become a Crunch limited company accountancy client, we can set up your limited company as part of our onboarding process. For a small additional fee, we’ll register your company for you and deal with all the setup and registration with HMRC and Companies House on your behalf. This includes registering you for all the relevant taxes such as Corporation Tax and VAT if you think your turnover will be above the VAT registration threshold. The fee will be agreed as part of your initial setup costs. Speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information.

Should I be a Limited Company or operate as a Sole Trader?

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There are differences to each structure, particularly when it comes to tax and administration issues. Speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information. Our jargon-free article will help you understand each option and decide which is right for you: sole trader, limited company, or umbrella company.

Are there rules around choosing a Limited Company name in the UK?

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Yes there are - most importantly it needs to be unique, there cannot be another company with the same name (or too similar name) registered at Companies House. Use our name checker at the top of the page to see if your chosen name is available. We’ve got a helpful article to make naming your company just a little easier. We cover ways to come up with a great name, sensitive words or phrases you can’t use, the difference between limited or Ltd, and loads more. Read our article on finding a great company name.

What type of company registration do you offer, Private Limited Company (LTD) or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)?

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Crunch Formations will let you set up a new private limited company, we do not set up limited liability partnerships. You can find out more about the difference in our setting up a limited company article.

What else should I do to set up a Limited Company?

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There’s more to running a limited company than just forming the company. Our handy article takes you through all the steps as well as explaining the other things you need to think about - such as having a business plan, a business bank account, the right business insurance, what records you need to keep, and how to stay on top of everything. Find out about how to set up a limited company. If you're interested in how Crunch can help you stay on top of your business finances with our limited accountancy packages, speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information.

What are my responsibilities as a director of a Limited Company?

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As a limited company director, you’ll have certain responsibilities. You’re required to file various forms and returns to both Companies House and HMRC. Knowing what to file (and when) can get a bit confusing. At Crunch, we love to be helpful, so we’ve pulled all your company director responsibilities into a simple, easy-to-read article. If you're interested in how Crunch can help you stay on top of your business finances with our limited company accountancy packages, speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information.

Do I need to use my personal home address when I register a Limited Company?

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You do need to give your personal address to Companies House when you set up a new private limited company. But you don't have to use your home address on anything that is made public. See our question above for details of our Registered Office and Service Address options.

What are company shares, share value and share capital?

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Setting up a limited company, but confronted by scary-looking questions regarding shares and share value? Don’t worry, it’s not as confusing as it seems. We’ve got an article that explains all about company shares, share value and share capital when you’re registering a limited company. If you're interested in getting expert advice and support for questions like this, as well as how Crunch can help you stay on top of your business finances with our limited company accountancy packages, speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information.

Running a business can be baffling. Crunch are here to help

Crunch boasts over a decade of experience by assisting a plethora of businesses with professional advice and guidance from experts.

Our Knowledge articles, jargon-free business guides, tools and calculators as well as tutorial videos can help answer your questions.

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